Who We Are
The American Society of Retina Specialists is the largest retinal organization in the world, representing nearly 3,000 members in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 59 countries.
ASRS Mission Statement
The mission of the American Society of Retina Specialists is to provide a collegial open forum for education, to advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, and to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care.
ASRS Continuing Medical Education Mission Statement
The American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) is a non-profit corporation, which provides a scientific forum to promote the advancement of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. It operates for educational, scientific and literary purposes. The overall goal of the ASRS CME Program is to provide CME activities that will address the professional practice gaps of our members by offering activities that aid in enhancing our participants’ competence in the field of vitreoretinal diseases and surgery.
The ASRS CME efforts are primarily focused on our society’s current members as well as potential new members. Members of the American Society of Retina Specialists have completed 1 or more years of a vitreoretinal disease fellowship and are engaged in an active retinal specialty practice or are a member-in-training in a vitreoretinal fellowship program.
Types of Activities Provided:
To accomplish the goals of the ASRS CME Program, the ASRS offers live courses and meetings, in varying formats and content.
The scope of the ASRS CME Program includes the presentation of scientific papers, panel discussions, posters, and videos by vitreoretinal surgeons and specialists from around the world on topics concerning the diagnosis and management of vitreoretinal disorders, and topics concerning the business of medicine. These activities are presented at the ASRS Annual Meeting and at adjunctive meetings approved by the ASRS Board of Directors.
The expected results of the ASRS CME Program are potential changes or enhancements in our physician participants’ competence. The ASRS educational content is expected to provide the members and physician non-members of the ASRS with expanded knowledge and abilities to diagnose and treat vitreoretinal diseases with the most advanced concepts and techniques available.